Michelle Tsai

Michelle Tsai is a Beijing-based writer working on a book about Chinatowns on six continents. She blogs at ChinatownStories.com.

Explainer
Nov. 25 2010 8:17 AMHow Do Farmers Produce So Many Turkeys for One Day?Plus, how did turkey makes its way onto the holiday menu?
Foreigners
May 18 2010 11:42 AMChina Under PressureWhat's behind the rash of Chinese school stabbings?
Foreigners
Feb. 11 2010 9:37 AMLove in the Time of ConsultantsChina's date doctors to the rescue.
Recycled
Dec. 31 2009 11:33 AMPacking Heat in HelsinkiWhy do Finns own so many guns?
Dispatches
Nov. 4 2009 1:47 PMEverything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Didn't Learn Because You Grew Up in China)Despite the one-child policy, millions of Chinese citizens don't know how to have sex without getting pregnant.
Recycled
April 27 2009 3:25 PMWhy Isn't There a Cure-All Influenza Vaccine?Because it wouldn't be safe.
Recycled
March 18 2009 11:54 AMWhy Are Pakistani Lawyers Always Protesting?More on the judicial crisis in Islamabad. 
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June 3 2008 1:58 PMWhy the Mafia Loves GarbageHauling trash and organized crime.
Explainer
March 21 2008 7:31 AMWho Took Those Tibet Pictures?Can the Chinese government track them down?
Explainer
March 10 2008 6:43 PMHow Do You Go Off the Record?Why Samantha Power couldn't take back her monstrous gaffe.
Explainer
March 6 2008 5:28 PMWhat's Taking So Long in Texas?Waiting for the caucus results in the Lone Star State.
Explainer
Feb. 28 2008 7:05 PMWhy Did William F. Buckley Jr. Talk Like That?The origins of his "preposterously mellifluous" voice.
Explainer
Feb. 22 2008 6:38 PMFix the Flu ShotWhy can't they cram all the strains of influenza into a single dose?
Explainer
Feb. 14 2008 6:52 PMWhat Makes Sugar Explode?Why the Georgia refinery didn't just turn to caramel.
Explainer
Feb. 7 2008 6:57 PMHow Much Do Campaign Staffers Make?A lot more than they used to …
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July 14 2010 1:24 PMGored to Death? Just how dangerous is Pamplona's running of the bulls?
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March 29 2010 11:16 AMHoney, I'm Dead!How God rewards a female suicide bomber.
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Dec. 31 2009 12:10 PMMidnight's BabiesCan you have the first newborn of the year on purpose?
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Nov. 25 2009 7:07 AMWherefore Turkey?How poultry made its way onto the holiday menu.
Explainer
Sept. 1 2009 11:39 AMWhat's a High Ankle Sprain?The history of a sports-injury trend.
Recycled
April 27 2009 11:31 AMOutbreaks vs. EpidemicsPlus, when can the government quarantine its citizens?
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Sept. 23 2008 12:40 PMPacking Heat in HelsinkiWhy do Finns own so many guns?
Explainer
March 21 2008 6:00 PMFish Are Jumpin'Why do stingrays and other aquatic creatures leap through the air?
Explainer
March 14 2008 5:13 PMPorn vs. ProstitutionWhy is it legal to pay someone for sex on camera?
Recycled
March 10 2008 3:36 PMEliot's Erotic GamesWhen is a massage more than a massage?
Explainer
March 3 2008 7:00 PMWhat the FARC?A field guide to the leftist militias of Latin America.
Explainer
Feb. 26 2008 5:47 PMAirplane AsphyxiationCould drop-down oxygen masks have saved a dying airline passenger?
Explainer
Feb. 21 2008 6:23 PMThe $60 Million MissileWhy is it so expensive to shoot down a spy satellite?
Explainer
Feb. 11 2008 6:37 PMHere Comes the Plott HoundHow new breeds make it into the Westminster dog show.
Explainer
Feb. 4 2008 7:05 PMIs Voter Turnout Better Than Ever?Why 30 percent is considered a good showing.

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